Monthly Archives: November 2010

Habitat Magazine: Holiday Decoration Policies for Co-ops & Condo: From Humbug to How-to

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Habitat Magazine has just posted an article I wrote about holiday decorations in shared ownership communities. Enjoy!

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Back In Black–The Continuing Trials and Travails of a Black Water Cleanup Effort in a Condominium Association

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In my last blog, I detailed a major “disaster” that occurred in my high-end, oceanfront condominium building–a black water, or sewage, leak that destroyed two units, badly damaged a third and even spread into the common elements. Now that we’ve … Continue reading

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Old Black Water, Please Stop Rollin’…

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Black Water–it’s not just a well-regarded Doobie Brothers song or a disgraced private military company, it’s also the industry code word for raw sewage.  Water mixed with poop.  And I’ve been dealing with quite a lot of it for the … Continue reading

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Classic Blog–How to Control Messy Pets in Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs?

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Hi all!  First, I wanted to apologize for the infrequency of my posts during the past couple of weeks.  I had a family emergency that I had to deal with, but I promise to get back on track this week. … Continue reading

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Condo President charged with stealing over $30,000

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We know it happens.  There are over 300,000 shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and HOAs) in the United States.  Just based on sheer statistics, there have to be crimes committed in some of those businesses every single day.  Embezzlement in … Continue reading

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Classic Blog–Emergency Mode! How to Deal With Disasters in Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs

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[Originally published this summer, this blog details how emergencies can be successfully handled by your management team.] Hi again!  The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough at my building–a string of bad luck minor disasters, one after another, … Continue reading

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